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Operator, Vineyard Equipment II – Sonoma Vineyards

Constellation Brands

This is a Full-time position in Geyserville, CA posted June 3, 2020.

Location: Geyserville, CA

Job Description

Company Summary 

We’re the producers, creators and marketers of beer, wine and spirts brands that people love. At Constellation Brands, we’re driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver products and experiences that resonate now, tomorrow and well into the future. Because of this approach, we’re the fastest-growing large CPG company in the U.S. at retail, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Our premium portfolio of iconic brands like Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Kim Crawford, Robert Mondavi, Meiomi, The Prisoner, SVEDKA Vodka, High West Whiskey, and more drive industry-leading growth for us today. But we’re just getting started. Our ability to stay on the forefront of consumer trends has fueled our success since our founding in 1945 and will guide us in creating the next generation of products and experiences Worth Reaching For.

Position Summary

Under general supervision, assist Foreman/Supervisor with assigned aspects of the day to day operations.


  • Operate vineyard tractors and other vineyard equipment, including forklifts, bobcats, tractors, backhoes, and loaders.
  • Operate over-the-row equipment including harvesting, multi-row spraying, pruning, multi-row mowing, etc.
  • Inspect equipment daily before operation and responsible for notifying Vineyard Supervisor/Foreman of routine maintenance and repairs needed.
  • Calibrate and use agricultural implements such as spray tanks/nozzles and perform necessary adjustments to disks, roto-tiller, etc 
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and repairs as directed.  
  • Operate tractors and tractor implements in order to accomplish various vineyard practices such as disking, moving, spreading, spraying, trimming, etc.
  • Apply plant sprays following established safety procedures and provides usage notes to supervisors for reporting purposes.
  • Operate ATVs, utility vehicle, and light equipment such as weed eaters and backpack sprayers
  • Perform light equipment maintenance as directed
  • May include field irrigation work such as checking lines, cleaning filters, plugging leaks, replacing emitters, and repairing below ground piping
  • May perform specialized duties within the vineyard such as pruning, tying, suckering/shoot thinning, weeding, wire movement, leaf & fruit thinning, hand harvest, vineyard layout, and irrigation installation.
  • May perform various maintenance tasks such as trellis repair, hoeing, drainage repair, erosion control, and irrigation repair
  • Responsible for compliance with CBI sustainability policies and practices that are economically viable, socially acceptable, and environmentally sound.  This is done by supporting programs at each location for conservation, energy efficiency, and recycling, which are critical for our operations to achieve tangible environmental results.
  • Must follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs, and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety.
  • Work as a team with co-workers to perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the company’s value of exhibiting the highest quality standards in all endeavors.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 to 3 years in an equipment environment
  • Operate all tasks associated with over-the-row equipment 
  • Tractor and spraying experience
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks using specified equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have knowledge of safety requirements when operating and observe all safety protocols pertaining to the equipment and implements being operated.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics (addition and subtraction).
  • Willing and able to work overtime, irregular shifts, including graveyard, and long hours, particularly during harvest.   
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to read operation manuals, safety documents, written instructions, and signage on equipment.
  • Calibrate spray applications

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Works outdoors/indoors 
  • Works in warm/cold climates
  • Works in high places
  • Works on wet surfaces
  • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
  • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
  • Must be able to move up to 55lbs
  • Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting

Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Geyserville, California

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Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Operations and Production

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).